Musical Moments: January 21, 2021

UChicago Music Department Musical Moments Virtual Concert Series (green background with a sound wave graphic)

January 21, 2021 | 4:30PM

The University of Chicago Department of Music is thrilled to share "Musical Moments," a socially distanced concert series that audiences can enjoy from their own homes. Showcasing students and faculty from the Department's Performance Programs, these virtual concerts feature music from a variety of composers, traditions, and periods.

This week's program begins with a work for solo piano—performed by Piano Program Director Eugenia Jeong—based on George Gershwin's "Embraceable You." Second year College student Aatman Vakil then shares some Shakespeare in a song by British composer Gerald Finzi, and the East View Park Chamber Players, comprised of students and faculty, perform the dramatic finale to Franz Joseph Haydn's "Emperor" Quartet.


Etude No. 4, "Embraceable You," from Virtuoso Etudes after Gershwin
Earl Wild (1915-2010)
Eugenia Jeong, piano

Fear no more the heat o'the sun
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Aatman Vakil, voice

String Quartet Op. 76, No. 2, "Emperor" – IV. Finale. Presto
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
East View Park Chamber Players
     Chloe Lindeman and Denisse Morales, violins
     Aaron Mowitz, viola
    Walter Farber, cello